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Jose Silva

Athletics | Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Manaus, BRA
Occupation
Sales
Languages
Portuguese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began weightlifting at age 14.
Club / Team
Physically Disabled Association of the Amazon [ADEFA]: Brazil
Name of coach
Valdecir Lopes [national], BRA; Luis Claudio Campos [personal], BRA
Training Regime
He trains for three and a half hours a day, four days a week.

General interest

Impairment
He was involved in a boating accident which resulted in his right leg being amputated below the knee. (acritica.uol.com.br, 18 Jun 2015)
Other information
DOPING BAN
He received a sanction of one-year ineligibility after testing positive for the banned substance sibutramine while competing at the 2007 Parapan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The ban began on 15 August 2007 and he was also stripped of the silver medal that he had won at the Games. (paralympic.org, 10 Dec 2007; acritica.uol.com.br, 18 Jun 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Birmingham 1998 (Birmingham, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F58 Final Round 9999
2010 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 90.00kg Final 2010-07-29 9999